Too often I worry that all the Gear Acquisition Syndrome fed by 95% of the guitar related stuff on the web is really just an attempt to find the easy way to great tone without actually learning how to play. How much time have we, as guitarists, or perhaps more appropriately, as “wanna be’s” spent on gear quests and blog reading and user reviews instead of just playing our guitar? How many times have we skipped over the detailed blog entry about playing a better minor pentatonic based solo and dug into the latest press release of a new amp that will make all our playing sound more bluesy or whatever we are trying to sound like?
How many times have we looked for the guitar version of Fotoshop by Adobe?
How can we remind ourselves that much of what we seem to focus on gear wise is often just the guitar equivalent of fotoshop?